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Poster: NoiseCollector Date: Jan 19, 2009 5:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: low-level (and trivial) psychic phenomena

That used to happen all the time when I was younger, sometimes the song would be at the same spot I was thinking or humming when I flipped it on. I attribute it to a couple of possibilities:

1. You can hear stuff below normal hearing level from another passing car radio or something and when you switch it on, there it is. It happened a couple of times in a parking lot with pink floyd in the late 1970's. It was probably on someone else's radio out of detectable earshot but heard none the less by the subconscious.

2. Lucille Ball claimed to pick up radio transmissions in her fillings. The radio waves are passing through us all the time, very possible that if you heard something enough when that particular radio signal was passing through you that you associate the passing of the radio waves with the song.

3. Coincidence. No one ever remembers the time they sang "rubber ducky" and turned on the radio and devo was on.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 19, 2009 7:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: polls have proven it so!

Bingo!

#3 wins the day.

Think of the fact that you have, lets just say, 10,000 random thoughts a day. Okay, maybe only 100 per day of this particular sort (thinking of something, and then it "happens" whether it be a song, a movied, a sound, a word, whatever). 99.9999% of the time, nothing significant occurs (ie, they don't match or whatever, so they don't register).

Then, the one that does "co-in-side" sticks in your mind.

No other explanation necessary.

But, of course, it makes life a lot less interesting, doesn't it?

Believing is a lot more fun though, isn't it?

Religion and happiness go together according to the latest poll. How could you not be happy if you really, truly believed that 69 virgins are waiting for you?

I mean, come on.

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Poster: cosmic charlie dupree Date: Jan 19, 2009 8:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Seems like a dream.... got me hypnotized


Ahhhh sheesh, WT! In this particular case, you remind me of my other older brother (the brains of the family) who always used science & logic to deflate my romantic notions of how the world works. The part that always hurt the most is that he was right most of the time (damn him!).

I guess I always look for the weirdness in life. The Bob Welch (Fleetwod Mac) tune "Hypnotized" comes to mind:

Its the same kind of story
That seems to come down from long ago
Two friends having coffee together
When something flies by their window
It might be out on that lawn
Which is wide, at least half of a playing field
Because theres no explaining what your imagination
Can make you see and feel

Seems like a dream
(they) got me hypnotized

Now its not a meaningless question
To ask if theyve been and gone
I remember a talk about north
Carolina and a strange, strange pond
You see the sides were like glass
In the thick of a forest without a road
And if any mans ever made that land
Then I think it wouldve showed

Seems like a dream
(they) got me hypnotized

They say theres a place down in mexico
Where a man can fly over mountains and hills
And he dont need an airplane or some kind of engine
And he never will
Now you know its a meaningless question
To ask if those stories are right
cause what matters most is the feeling
You get when youre hypnotized

Seems like a dream
(they) got me hypnotized

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Poster: spacedface Date: Jan 19, 2009 5:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: low-level (and trivial) psychic phenomena

It could be nothing else then

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Poster: NoiseCollector Date: Jan 19, 2009 7:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: low-level (and trivial) psychic phenomena

http://www.archive.org/download/dullducodances/001_spaceface_vbr.mp3